There are a large number of helpful websites that detail retail history. While Wall Street has finally understood the dangers lurking in American retail, these websites have been detailing what has been happening, some of them for the last decade. Many of them also have ideas and answers and solutions, shouldMORE HERE

NEW YORK – It’s a really cool blogpost. Blue Fountain Media put together a comparison of bricks vs. clicks. It’s a list of storefronts on the web and how they compare to storefronts online. Dozens of brands on the list, and right next are shots of storefronts. Says Zoe HolmesMORE HERE

The Repair and Parts Business Offers Great Margins and Improved Customer Relationships According to recent news reports, consumers are apparently buying clothes they like in three colors, instead of trying out new styles. This is old school. This is a big change. It’s the same philosophy that is driving theMORE HERE

Except for the success of discounters like Wal-Mart Stores (WMT), BJ’s Wholesale Club (BJ), Dollar Tree (DLTR), Family Dollar Stores (FDO) and Dollar General, it feels like 1932. That being said, not all retailers will go the way of Circuit City and Linens-n-Things. So the question becomes what retailers canMORE HERE

Recently Restored Signs On View at Valentine Richmond History Center RICHMOND — Original neon signs from two well-known Virginia retailers have been restored to original working condition and are on display at the Valentine Richmond History Center. The exterior sign from the former Mill End Shop in Richmond ‘s CarytownMORE HERE

PHILADELPHIA – A study released today on mall shoppers by Wharton’s Baker Retailing Initiative makes the case that malls need more interesting stores and better restaurants. The results seem obvious, but retailers have been missing major opportunities, and driving away customers at a time they can’t afford it, says PaulaMORE HERE

Cousins to Vienna Sausages, but darker? Try some Prairie Belt Smoked Sausage! In case you didn’t know or can’t read, the serving suggestion on the front shows that the sausages are best eaten on a plate, stacked. Thank you for that. The sausage is distributed by Castleberry’s Food Company fromMORE HERE